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Below is a ZENIT translation of Pope Francis’ off-the-cuff words at the St. Sauveur Refugee Camp in the Central African Republic’s capital of Bangui: I greet all of you here. I tell you that I read what the children had written [on signs], “peace”, “forgiveness”, “unity” and so many things … “love”. We must work and pray and ...read more
On Sunday, November 29, 2015, Pope Francis arrived in the Central African Republic for the final leg of his first Apostolic Visit to Africa. Below you will find the full text of his address at the Presidential Palace in Bangui: Address of His Holiness Pope Francis Meeting with Authorities and the Diplomatic Corps Bangui, Presidential ...read more
Here is a transcription and translation of the unscripted address Pope Francis gave this evening to priests and religious in Uganda. Transcription and translation by ZENIT International News Service. There are three things I want to tell you. First of all, in the Book of Deuteronomy, Moses reminds his people: “Don’t forget.” And he repeats ...read more
On Saturday, November 28, 2015, Pope Francis visited the Nalukolongo House of Charity for the elderly and disabled in Kampala. Below, you will find the prepared remarks of his address to those caregivers: Address of His Holiness Pope Francis Visit to the House of Charity Kampala, Nalukolongo Saturday 28 November 2015 Dear Friends, Thank you ...read more
Here is a transcription and translation of the unscripted address Pope Francis gave to young people this afternoon in Uganda. Transcription and translation by ZENIT International News Service. I listened with much sorrow in my heart to the testimonies of Winnie and Emmanuel. But as I was listening, I asked myself a question: Can a ...read more
On Friday, November 27, 2015 Pope Francis left Nairobi, Kenya for the second leg of his trip to Africa – Uganda. He was greeted at the International Airport of Entebbe. Shortly after, he arrived at the state house in Entebbe for his address to civil authorities and the diplomatic corps. Read the full text of ...read more